Mount option "relatime" doesn't work on kernel-

Todd Zullinger tmz at
Wed Nov 7 04:15:04 UTC 2007

Georg Wittig wrote:
> kernel- doesn't boot when I use the mount option
> "relatime" for the root filesystem in /etc/fstab. It complains about
> an unknown mount option when trying to mount the root filesystem.
> Finally booting stops with kernel panic.
> kernel- works fine.

Does (nash mount should support
relatime) shed any light on the problem you're having?  Particularly
this comment[1]:

    Comment #4 From Stu Tomlinson on 2007-10-30 21:40 EST

    This is not directly dependent on kernel version, but on the mount
    options specified in /etc/fstab *at the time a kernel update is

    I now know that relatime is actually the default now, so anyone
    encountering this can remove relatime from their /etc/fstab and
    rebuild the initrd for their kernel to avoid this bug (I still
    think the patch should be applied for safety), and still have /
    mounted using relatime.

    To rebuild your initrd you can run:
     /sbin/new-kernel-pkg --package kernel --mkinitrd --depmod --install    
    after removing the relatime flag from /etc/fstab. (This is
    probably an overkill way of rebuilding the initrd, it may be
    sufficient to run:
     mkinitrd /boot/initrd-
    but I know the 1st command is what kernel rpm installs use).


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